Lop Lop

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Lop Lop
Lop Lop.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released December 3, 2011 (2011-12-03)
Recorded March–July 2011
Studio Munemihouse, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 62:11 (standard)
112:29 (limited)
121:16 (deluxe)
Label Rustblade
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Lop Lop
Limited edition
Deluxe edition

Lop Lop is a studio album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It was released on December 3, 2011 by the Italian label Rustblade, and is his first release on the label. The title is a reference to Loplop, a bird-like alter ego of dada and surrealist Max Ernst. Rustblade says that Lop Lop is "a step in a new direction" and that "synths and guitars scream and sing in a way which allows them to be heard through all the oppressive noise".[1]

The album was announced when a short trailer featuring the track "Canaanda" was posted to YouTube[2] "Madoromi" means to doze or nap in Japanese, "Hakutouwashi" means bald eagle. "Sujata & Asoka" are common Indian names.


The standard edition includes a CD, a sticker, and comes in a square keep case with a cardboard slipcover.[1] The limited edition includes an additional CD, a postcard, a pendant, and comes in a keep case. The deluxe edition includes all of that plus a CDr in a hand-painted sleeve, a T-shirt, an engraved metal plate, an art print, a certificate of authenticity, and comes in a plastic box.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "Canaanda"   22:36
2. "My Voice at the Pace of Drifting Clouds"   22:40
3. "EQ"   16:55
Total length:
CD 2
No. Title Length
1. "Madoromi"   21:55
2. "Sujata & Asoka"   14:09
3. "2 Guitars"   14:14
Total length:
No. Title Length
1. "Hakutouwashi"   8:47


  • Masami Akita – performer, painting
  • Alessia Catanuto – artwork

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Notes
Italy December 3, 2011 Rustblade CD n/a RBL033 standard edition
2×CD 299 RBL033BOX limited edition
3×CD 99 RBL033BOX2 deluxe edition


  1. ^ a b "Lop Lop". Rustblade. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Merzbow Lop Lop - Teaser (Rustblade)". YouTube. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 

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